Elise Daniaud

Elise Daniaud is a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science at Luiss University. She specialised her expertise in Russian history of ideas, Arab political thought, and the Syrian conflict. Through her professional experience, she worked closely with European, Russian and Syrian civil societies. She is currently conducting her research on “Twittering Syria in Russian Media: an approach to Russian political strategies at national and international level (2015-2021).” She is fluent in English, Spanish, Russian and Arabic and lived in Belgium, Germany and Lebanon.

Email: edaniaud@luiss.it


  • Two-year highly selective preparatory course for the competitive exams to the French Grandes Écoles (Hypokhâgne, Khâgne) – Montaigne Highschool, Bordeaux (2005-2007)
  • A in Russian language, Bordeaux 3 University (2007-2008)
  • A in Slavic Studies, with honours, head of the class – Bordeaux 3 University (2008-2011)
  • A in Art History, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, with honours – ENSAV Versailles (2014-2015)
  • S. in Democracy and Human Rights, with first class honours, first of cohort, Institute of Political Science, Saint Joseph University of Beirut – Global Campus for Human Rights (2019-2020)


Professional experience:

  • Russian lecturer – University of Nice (2012-2013)
  • Educational assistant, Catholic University (2015)
  • Robert Schuman fellow, European Parliament (2016)
  • Program coordinator, EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (2016-2018)
  • Researcher (Global Campus of Human Rights Observatory, the Flying University, Arab Reform Initiative..) (2019-2021)

Research interests: international relations, media and communication, conflict studies and human rights, Accountability and restorative justice, Slavic studies, Middle East/South-West and North African Studies, NLP/data analytics, Python programming language



  • Daniaud, Elise 2021. “‘Burned by the sun, drowned by the rain’: Enhancing Children’s Legal Protection Against Climate Change.” Global Campus of Human Rights
  • Daniaud, Elise et al. 2020. “A Contradictory 2019 in the Arab World: The Heralds of a Second Arab Spring in Times of Increased Vulnerability and Upgraded Authoritarianism.” Global Campus Human Rights Journal 4(1): 230–45.
  • Daniaud, Elise et al. 2020. “The 17 October 2019 protests in Lebanon: Perceptions of Lebanese and non-Lebanese residents of Tripoli and surroundings.” Global Campus Human Rights Journal 4(2): 488-516
  • Daniaud Elise 2018. “What is happening within the French civil society?” EU-Russia Civil Society Forum